- subaru has revealed the 2022 forester, with refreshed looks and several new safety and performance features.
- there's a new off-roading-oriented wilderness model, and the entire six-model lineup gets a new face, upgraded brakes for the premium trim, and more advanced driver-assist technology.
- the forester continues to be powered by a 2.5-liter flat-four producing 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque.
earlier this summer, we got a peek at the 2022 subaru forester when images of the japan-market forester facelift were revealed. now subaru has shown the updated forester destined for our shores, revealing all of the design and technological updates that the refreshed crossover will bring.
the most obvious changes are up front, where the forester gains a redesigned, chunkier front bumper and sharper, squintier led headlights. the grille also has new graphical elements while the rear bumper receives minor tweaks. under the hood resides the same 182-hp 2.5-liter flat-four mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission, and the forester continues to come with all-wheel drive as standard. the premium trim now has the 12.4-inch front brake rotors which were previously only available on the higher trims, while the base makes do with the 11.6-inch units. the other biggest news for the 2022 forester is the addition of the off-road-focused wilderness model, which gains extra ground clearance and a tougher suspension, among other all-terrain add-ons.
subaru has also given the 2022 forester lineup some technological upgrades, with all forester trim levels receiving the fourth-generation of subaru’s eyesight driver-assist technology, which includes pre-collision braking, as standard. for 2022, eyesight adds advanced adaptive cruise control with lane centering and an improved stereo camera, which should enhance eyesight’s operation. inside, the forester wilderness offers optional gesture control for the climate control, allowing drivers to raise or lower the temperature with a wave of their hand. there are also minor trim changes throughout.
the 2022 subaru forester will start at $26,320, an increase of $475 over the 2021 base model. upgrading to the premium will cost $29,320, also up $475, while the price of the sport model increases by $445 to $30,890. the limited now sells for an even $33,000, a $555 hike, while the top-of-the-line touring costs $36,420, a $475 increase versus 2021. the new wilderness model slots in between the limited and touring at $33,945.